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  • California's high school graduation rate passes 80% for first time

    California's high school graduation rate passes 80% for first time
    For the first time in California history, the high school graduation rate has surpassed 80%, mirroring a trend nationwide, officials announced Monday. Although disparities remain based on students' race, socioeconomic status and English skills, the...
  • Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff election to head L.A. teachers union

    Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff election to head L.A. teachers union
    A veteran social studies teacher has defeated incumbent Warren Fletcher in an election to head the union that represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest school system. Alex Caputo-Pearl received 80%...
  • California's graduation rate tops 80% for the first time

    California's graduation rate tops 80% for the first time
    The high school graduation rate in California has topped 80% for the first time in state history, officials announced Monday. While disparities remain based on students’ racial, socioeconomic and English-language skills, strides in the state's...
  • Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff to lead L.A. teachers union

    Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff to lead L.A. teachers union
    Alex Caputo-Pearl was a young, activist teacher when he helped lead the Bus Riders Union, co-founded a group to organize against the growing influence of standardized testing and helped start a bloc within the union to push for liberal-leaning issues....
  • Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest

    The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates. The special election is being called to...
  • Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction

    Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction
    Really, this editorial shouldn't exist. There should be no race for state superintendent of public instruction because it shouldn't be an elected position. The state Department of Education should be led by an appointee of the governor, just as the U.S....
  • George McKenna for L.A. school board

     George McKenna for L.A. school board
    The seven candidates for the District 1 seat on the Los Angeles Unified School Board include several teachers, a reality-show contestant and a former member of the board. The one who stands out, though, is former principal and district administrator...
  • John Marshall High celebrates online academic decathlon championship

    John Marshall High celebrates online academic decathlon championship
    L.A.'s John Marshall High School celebrated winning the national online academic decathlon championship, with a rival team lending support.  At Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters Wednesday night, board member Bennett Kayser and Marshall...
  • Scores address L.A. school board on funding

    Scores address L.A. school board on funding
    The Los Angeles Board of Education and L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy heard from dozens of students, parents, educators and community members on how to spend $837 million in state funds for disadvantaged students. The L.A. Unified School District budget...
  • Teachers, seniority and students

    Re "All schools should have good teachers," Editorial, April 14 In response to your editorial on the effects that seniority layoff rules might have on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses with high numbers of new teachers, I would like to cite...
  • L.A. Unified bond oversight panel wants iPad critic reappointed

    L.A. Unified bond oversight panel wants iPad critic reappointed
    The committee that oversees school bond spending in Los Angeles has called for the reinstatement of iPad project critic Stuart Magruder. Magruder surrendered his seat last week after the L.A. Board of Education refused to reappoint him to a second two-...